Cupcake Elves

Holiday Cupcake Recipes
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Easy to make fudge cupcakes are decorated with cute elf faces. Let your kids make up names for each one.
35 min
Prep Time
Total Time
12 cupcakes



1 (19.5 to 21-ounce) package
fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup
large Land O Lakes® Eggs


2 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
1 to 2 tablespoons
Marshmallows, mini candy-coated chocolate pieces, chocolate chips, red licorice and large gumdrops


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl. Stir until well mixed. Spoon into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 28-32 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.
  3. Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spoon frosting into heavy resealable plastic food bag. Snip tip from one corner to make a very small hole. Decorate cupcakes and attach candies with frosting.
  4. Use cut marshmallows for ears; mini candy-coated chocolate pieces for eyes and nose. Cut 1-inch pieces of red licorice to form mouths. Use whole gumdrops for hats.

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